Windows phone boot error

Malware expert and F-Secure Chief Risk Officer Mikko Hyppönen recently posted a bizarre photo to his Twitter account taken from the screen of his Windows Phone 8-equipped device.

It’s a pretty plain vanilla Windows error message indicating that something went wrong with the boot process. The first step to recover from the problem, according to the error message, is to “Insert your Windows installation disc.”

Uh. Where?



  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1042792179 Brian M. Monroe

    Yep. Total fail! Just goes to show you that it is all a sham with Windows RT/Phone 8 as to be anything different than any other version of Windows. You would never see this on an iOS device.

  • Techpm

    That is the funniest thing I’ve seen this year and it’s going to be very hard to beat it.

  • http://twitter.com/forty2j Jim McPherson

    Abort, Retry, Ignore?

  • EzraWard

    I wonder what type of modification he has done to his phone to get to a screen like this, even by accident.

  • http://twitter.com/jjkritner Josh Kritner

    You really don’t want to know where they want to “insert” that disc.

  • http://www.technovia.co.uk Ian Betteridge

    Actually it’s not from Mykko’s phone – original is here https://mobile.twitter.com/rkkski/status/288956938778189824/photo/1

  • Stephen

    Fake but funny.

  • http://twitter.com/lescarr lescarr

    That’s why the 5 1/4″ phone is necessary.

    • http://sharonsharalike.com/ Sharon Sharalike

      Made me laugh.

  • JohnDoey

    Please, do not ask me where I think you should insert your Windows installation disk.

  • http://mangochut.net/ mangochutney

    That’s why legacy support and a “no compromises” attitude don’t match.

  • http://twitter.com/gikku iRick

    “Ctrl+Alt+Delete”, perhaps?